Danzig Tries to Rough Up Photographer at Bonnaroo
It appears Glenn Danzig really doesn’t like to have his picture taken. During his set at Bonnaroo, he actually left the stage mid-set to confront a particular photographer who had made his way into the press area.
The Nashville Scene reports that Danzig is one of a few Bonnaroo artists that doesn’t allow photographers or videographers into the press area during performances. The paper also reports that anyone trying to sneak a picture of Danzig Legacy was sometimes squirted with water guns by security. But apparently this wasn’t enough for Danzig.
In the middle of a song he was performing, Danzig ran to the side of the stage and began pointing and screaming at the photographer in question. Then he ran past the side of the stage and nearly into the crowd to confront the photographer directly. The photographer told the Scene that he was sure that “Danzig was going to kick [his] ass.” Fortunately security guards ushered Danzig away and broke up the scene before this happened.
Stereogum reports that the show seemed to go on without a hitch after the incident, and Danzig even sort of reunited his old band the Misfits for the occasion. The set list worked from newer songs to old, and when Danzig got back to the Misfits catalog, he brought out original member Wolfgang Von Doyle onstage to help him out. Here’s how the writer of the Scene article describes what happened after that:
I’ve heard Misfits covers all my damn life, but I gotta say that watching only two original members including the man with the dark croon himself thrashing through faves like “Astro Zombies,” “Skulls,” “Bullet” and “Vampira” was nothing short of epic.
The Misfits originally broke up in 1983, but have been active in one form or another since 1995.